What is rplnd1[.]com?
Similar to desktopshieldprotection.com, myfreshspot.com, breaking-news.me, people-around.me, and countless others, rplnd1[.]com is a rogue website. It is designed to load dubious material and/or redirect visitors to different (likely unreliable or malicious) pages.
Most users enter such sites via redirects caused by untrustworthy webpages, intrusive ads, or PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications) installed onto their devices.
The behavior of rplnd1[.]com is dictated by its visitors' IP addresses/ geolocations. In other words, this information determines whether visitors are presented with dubious content and/or redirected elsewhere. Additionally, most rogue pages use deceptive instructions or similar - to lure users into enabling their browser notifications.
This applies to rplnd1[.]com as well; should the notifications be allowed - the website will begin running intrusive ad campaigns. The advertisements delivered by rplnd1[.]com can be misleading, deceptive, and even harmful. They endorse various untrustworthy and malicious sites. Furthermore, some intrusive adverts are capable of stealthily downloading/installing software (e.g., PUAs) - when they are clicked on.
|Name||Ads by rplnd1.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Kaspersky (Phishing), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Related Domain||rplnd2[.]com, rplnd3[.]com, rplnd4[.]com|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications (adware)|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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Potentially unwanted application overview
Despite their innocuous appearance, PUAs seldom work as promised and typically have undesirable/dangerous abilities. Unwanted apps can force-open dubious/malicious webpages, run intrusive advert campaigns, hijack browsers, and gather private information.
The sole goal of PUAs is to generate revenue at user expense; therefore, the presence of this software on devices can lead to system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs can be downloaded/installed together with other software. This marketing technique of packing regular programs with various additions - is called "bundling". Intrusive adverts are also used to proliferate PUAs. Upon being clicked, the advertisements can execute scripts to make downloads/installations without user permission. Some PUAs have "official" download sites as well.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is highly recommended to research software and download it from official/verified channels. Untrustworthy sources, e.g., Peer-to-Peer (P2P) sharing networks, unofficial and freeware websites, etc. - commonly offer bundled content.
When downloading/installing, it is advised to read terms, study possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out from all supplements (e.g., apps, tools, etc.). Intrusive ads appear legitimate, yet they redirect to questionable sites (e.g., gambling, adult-dating, pornography, etc.).
In case of encounters with adverts and/or redirects of this kind, the device must be checked and all suspect applications and browser extensions/plug-ins detected - immediately removed from it. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Screenshot an advertisement delivered by the rplnd1[.]com website:
Appearance of the rplnd1[.]com website (GIF):
IMPORTANT NOTE! This deceptive site asks to enable web browser notifications.
Therefore, before commencing, perform these steps:
Google Chrome (PC):
- Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and select "Settings"
- Scroll down to the "Privacy and security" section, select "Site settings" and then "Notifications"
- Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL and select "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
Google Chrome (Android):
- Click on the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and tap "Settings"
- Scroll down, tap on "Site settings" and then "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and tap on them one-by-one
- Once the pop-up shows up, select either "Block" or "Remove" (if you tap "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
- Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Settings" and click on "Privacy & Security" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen
- Scroll down to the "Permissions" section and click the "Settings" button next to "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and block them using the drop-down menu or either remove them by clicking "Remove Website" at the bottom of the window (if you click "Remove Website" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
- Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window and select "Settings"
- Click on "Cookies and site permissions" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen and select "Notifications"
- Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL under "Allow" section and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
- Click "Safari" button on the left upper corner of the screen and select "Preferences..."
- Select the "Websites" tab and then select "Notifications" section on the left pane
- Check for suspicious URLs and apply the "Deny" option using the drop-down menu or either remove them by clicking "Remove" at the bottom of the window (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is rplnd1[.]com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes rplnd1[.]com redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to eliminate ads delivered by rplnd1[.]com using Combo Cleaner:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by rplnd1.com, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with ads by rplnd1.com removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by rplnd1.com, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why am I seeing ads (browser notifications) delivered by rplnd1[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Websites deliver browser notifications with user permission. Hence, you have likely visited rplnd1[.]com and permitted it to do so. Note that such sites are typically accessed inadvertently, and they use deceptive content (clickbait, etc.) to trick visitors into allowing their notifications.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
While clicking on a browser notification will not initiate any infection processes, the content (e.g., sites, apps, etc.) promoted through these ads - can be malicious and cause malware infections.
Is rplnd1[.]com a virus?
No, rplnd1[.]com is not classified as a virus. However, it can endorse various scams, untrustworthy and harmful applications, and even malicious software.
Will Combo Cleaner remove rplnd1[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and remove the permissions granted for the rplnd1[.]com website - and no additional manual steps will be necessary. Furthermore, Combo Cleaner will block all access to this and other malicious sites.